Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dmitriy Shakhnevich represents clients in Criminal and Personal Injury cases.

Dmitriy’s career in the legal profession began in 2006, with a part-time paralegal position at a personal injury litigation firm in downtown Manhattan. Thereafter, he decided to try his hand at criminal work and that decision culminated in a year-long college internship at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Throughout that time, Dmitriy was assigned to assist in the prosecution of those charged with misdemeanor offenses such as DWI/DUI, petit larceny, trespassing, marijuana and other forms of criminal possession, endangering the welfare of a child and disorderly conduct in Brooklyn's state courts. Several years later, he returned to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office as a legal intern, this time to assist in the prosecution of those charged with violent felony offenses.

As his time in the legal field progressed, Dmitriy began to broaden his understanding of criminal practice and devoted substantial time in law school working for and training under several of the highest regarded criminal defense attorneys in the profession. Among those was a distinguished trial lawyer and former Homicide prosecutor with whom Dmitriy worked on cases in which clients were charged with murder, attempted murder, rape, robbery, burglary, assault and fraud. Also while in law school, Dmitriy worked for an acclaimed criminal defense attorney at whose firm Dmitriy was tasked with performing legal research for the drafting of a Defense Sentencing Memorandum in the United States government’s prosecution of an alleged mafia boss in the Eastern District of New York, who was acquitted of committing six murders.

Upon graduation, his experience landed Dmitriy a job at the office of a prominent white collar crime attorney, whose firm Dmitriy ultimately served as lead law clerk as it represented individual and corporate criminal defendants charged with or investigated for crimes involving mail fraud, wire fraud, fraud involving health care agencies, financial institutions, securities, benefits and corporations, various computer crimes, crimes involving public corruption, child pornography, invasion of privacy, weapons possession, narcotics distribution, terrorism, racketeering, rape and murder. Dmitriy also co-authored an article entitled, “The Nickel or Not: The Fifth Amendment Privilege for Individuals in FCPA Investigations,” published in Ethisphere Magazine’s Q3 2013 edition. He has worked on state cases in all five boroughs as well as federal cases in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Today, all of that experience serves the clients Dmitriy represents on a daily basis. His representation is honest, effective and premised on putting the interests of his clients first. Dmitriy understands that a lawyer must form a connection with his clients that exceeds the four walls of the courtroom. And he runs his practice that way.

Dmitriy received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey State and Federal Courts.

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